Wednesday, April 15, 2009

PUBL.- Islamic Art and Architecture ... of Crimea, Caucasus, and Volga-Ural Region

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PUBL.- Islamic Art & Architecture...of Crimea, Caucasus, and Volga-Ural Region

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New Publication

Islamic Art and Architecture in the European Periphery: Crimea, Caucasus,
and the Volga-Ural Region

Edited by Barbara Kellner-Heinkele, Joachim Gierlichs, and Brigitte Heuer

(Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes, Bd. 63)
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2008, 284 pp.
ISBN-10: 344705753X
ISBN-13: 978-3447057530
Price: Euro 68,-

This edited volume brings together current research on the art,
architecture, and archaeology of the northern littoral of the Black Sea,
the Crimea, the Caucasus, and the Volga-Ural regions, covering the time
span from the Seljuk period to the twentieth century. The authors are
researchers and museum specialists from Georgia, Germany, the Russian
Federation, Turkey, and Ukraine. A number of articles focus on recent
archaeological excavations and ongoing restoration projects. Others deal
with traditional applied arts and architectural decoration, as well as
development of graphical arts, painting, and architecture in the modern
period. A third group presents special museum collections in Berlin,
Dresden, and Tbilisi, and discusses neglected research topics, such as
medieval art in the Northern Caucasus and the Islamic heritage in
Daghestan and Georgia. The 21 articles are accompanied by 139 unpublished
photographs in colour.

For complete contents see:

This book will be of interest to:
- historians of Islamic art, architecture, and archaeology, turkologists,
- specialists in Islamic Studies, Iranian Studies, and Caucasian Studies,
- historians of Eastern Europe, archaeologists, and museum curators.

Brigitte Heuer
Free University of Berlin
Inst. for Turcology

Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Turkologie, Außenstelle
Malteserstr. 74-100, H. S, 12249 Berlin
Telefon: +49-(0)30-838-70834
Fax: +49-(0)30-838-70722

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